1 September 2009 (from AFP) - A giant white cloud engulfed Los Angeles as a deadly massive wildfire spread above the city, and authorities warned it could take two weeks to bring under control. Flames have ripped through 42,612 hectares of tinder-dry forest north of Los Angeles and were still spreading, authorities said. More than 3,655 firefighters battled the fire in the Angeles National Forest, which sent a huge mushroom cloud of smoke billowing across the city and east toward Las Vegas.
Northern Los Angeles devastated by fires.
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